I adore the simple detailing of this fun wedding! Captured by Memory Lane Studio, Maria and Eric were married on a lovely June day in a courtyard ceremony in Fullerton, California. The couple originally met in high school, but took over a decade to reconnect. Maria and Eric’s wedding was a mellow event with lots of goofing around by the groomsmen. A crisp color palette of green and white was used throughout the decor. I especially love the simple, low centerpieces and the gorgeous cake!
A few words from the bride:
We originally went to high school together. I (Maria) went into the military and was gone for 11 years. I finally came back to CA where we reconnected at our favorite band ”Social Distortion” concert. I actually walked down the aisle to ”Story of My Life” by Social D.
We wanted a mellow, fun wedding. Nothing too stuffy and uptight. We wanted everyone to be comfortable and to have a good time.
We had a great wedding! Our vendors were amazing and our photographers Chrystal and Diane were phenomenal!
This is a beautiful wedding filled with DIY details! Captured by Viera Photographics, Lan and Alvin were married on a gorgeous October day at a private residence near San Francisco, California. The couple spent much time bonding during bike rides, so they used bicycles as theme throughout their event. The bicycles made an appearance on the DIY programs and escort cards, as well as on custom water bottles that were given to guests as party favors. After the couple sliced their wedding cake with a giant samurai sword, the reception continued with tons of dancing. Such a fun event!
A few words from the bride:
Alvin and I got engaged at the end of May, and decided to have the wedding in October because it’s the most beautiful month in the bay area, and autumn happens to be my favorite season.
We wanted to have an intimate venue so we chose to have our ceremony and reception at a private residence in Hillsborough, in the hills about 20 miles south of San Francisco where we live. We chose this location because we loved the California Mission design of the house inspired by Spanish architecture. There was an outdoor balcony that perfectly seated our 120 guests, and the rooms in the house were perfect for the bridal party to get ready in. Going up the stairs outside there was a patio where we chose to set up our cocktail hour, so our guests could enjoy the view of the bay. The grassy lawn also held 12 tables and the dance floor. We made a lot of the decorations ourselves, including the centerpieces, seating card holder, the wooden arch behind us for the ceremony, menus, and programs. We knew we had to add more lighting since it was an outdoor reception, so we bought tiny LED lights to put into the call lily bulbs. Votive candles also added some ambient lighting and lovely scents (vanilla and lavender). Our friends wrote mad libs which we printed for our guests to fill out during the reception. We also bought some Fujifilm Instax Cameras and film for our guests to take mini polaroid shots during cocktail hour. Those turned out to be very popular! We wanted to have an intimate and romantic environment for the evening where we could spend this special event with our closest family and friends, and we were delighted to be able to achieve that in this setting.
Wow, talk about amazing bridal shoes! Captured by Adam + Alli Photography, Carley and Max were married on a gorgeous June day in a church ceremony in Jackson, Mississippi. The college sweethearts wanted a modern, Southern atmosphere on their wedding day. A simple color palette of black and white made kept the details of the event elegant and crisp. Carley and Max honored the college where they met with a large ice sculpture of Colonel Rebel, the Ole Miss mascot. I absolutely adore the killer blue heels that Carley wore as her ‘something blue’!
A few words from the bride:
Max is from Memphis, TN and I grew up in Madison, MS. Max and I are college sweethearts. We both attended Ole Miss. We met in 2005 at the Ole Miss v. Vanderbilt football game in Nashville, TN and were introduced by mutual friends. We have been together ever since.
I graduated in Dec. 2008 and moved to Oklahoma City for a job. He moved to Oklahoma city to be with me in May 2009 and went to work for the Oklahoma City Thunder, the NBA team. He is now the marketing director at First Mortgage Company. We got engaged in May of 2012 and married June 8, 2013. We were together over 7 years before we married! We both wanted a southern wedding so we decided even though we were living in OKC, we wanted to get married in Jackson. It was also more convenient for our family and friends too.
We wanted to keep it classic and simple but with a modern southern feel. We chose Fairview Inn for it’s obvious southern charm and thought it would be a perfect backdrop for our wedding. We kept it simple with a black and white color theme and a little more modern with the modern cut tuxes and the variety of bridesmaid dresses. We both love Ole Miss football, Max especially so we had and ice sculpture of Colonel Rebel, the Ole Miss mascot. It was a hit! The flowers were mostly shades of white with hints of pale pink and some greenery. We used the same linens that Kate Middleton supposedly used at her wedding reception- I believe it was called ‘pintuck’ fabric. The centerpeices were a variety of antique glass votives, flower arrangements and candles. We had chandeliers hanging from the huge oak tree outside above the bar.
I had my something blue be my shoes. I have always loved fashion and am currently pursing a career in fashion. When I saw those shoes at Neiman Marcus, I knew I had to have them! The diamond in my wedding ring came from the wedding ring that Max’s dad gave to his mom. Max had it reset into a new setting before he proposed. We honeymooned in Rome and Paris for 10 days in July!